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The Seraglio

Mozart - Spring 07

One of Mozart’s most perfect confections – a comic tale of love set in an Ottoman harem, featuring exquisite arias and ensembles, and westernised impressions of ‘Turkish’ music.

Director 
Gavin Quinn
Conductor 
Gary Cooper
Designer 
Mauricio Elorriaga

Gavin Quinn’s quirky production of Mozart’s The Seraglio, conducted by Gary Cooper, was a complete contrast – light-hearted and spiky by turns. Elizabeth Donovan was a steely Constanze, and Lorena Gore a creamy Blondchen, with tenors Hal Cazalet and Joshua Ellicott as their swains.

Showing At

  1. Hackney Empire
    16th Mar 2007 - 7:30 pm
  2. The Hawth, Crawley
    19th Mar 2007 - 7:30 pm
  3. Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells
    23rd Mar 2007 - 7:30 pm
  4. Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
    28th Mar 2007 - 7:30 pm
  5. Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
    30th Mar 2007 - 7:30 pm
  6. Hall for Cornwall, Truro
    2nd Apr 2007 - 7:30 pm
  7. Snape Maltings Concert Hall
    13th Apr 2007 - 7:30 pm
  8. Lighthouse, Poole
    16th Apr 2007 - 7:30 pm
  9. De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
    20th Apr 2007 - 7:30 pm
  10. Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
    23rd Apr 2007 - 7:30 pm
  11. Buxton Opera House
    26th Apr 2007 - 7:30 pm
  12. Buxton Opera House
    28th Apr 2007 - 7:30 pm
  13. Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
    2nd May 2007 - 7:30 pm
  14. Kendal Leisure Centre
    4th May 2007 - 7:30 pm
  15. Cambridge Arts Theatre
    8th May 2007 - 7:30 pm
  16. Cambridge Arts Theatre
    11th May 2007 - 7:30 pm
  17. Warwick Arts Centre
    15th May 2007 - 7:30 pm
  18. Warwick Arts Centre
    18th May 2007 - 7:30 pm
  19. Gala Theatre, Durham
    21st May 2007 - 7:30 pm
  20. Perth Festival, Perth Concert Hall
    24th May 2007 - 7:30 pm
  21. Perth Festival, Perth Concert Hall
    26th May 2007 - 7:30 pm
  1. Hackney Empire — 16th Mar 2007 - 7:30 pm

    291 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 1EJ

  2. The Hawth, Crawley — 19th Mar 2007 - 7:30 pm

    Hawth Avenue, Crawley, RH10 6YZ

  3. Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells — 23rd Mar 2007 - 7:30 pm

    TN1 2LU

  4. Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham — 28th Mar 2007 - 7:30 pm

    Regent Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1HQ

  5. Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham — 30th Mar 2007 - 7:30 pm

    Regent Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1HQ

  6. Hall for Cornwall, Truro — 2nd Apr 2007 - 7:30 pm

    Back Quay, Truro, TR1 2LL

  7. Snape Maltings Concert Hall — 13th Apr 2007 - 7:30 pm

    Aldeburgh Music, Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, Suffolk, IP17 1SP

  8. Lighthouse, Poole — 16th Apr 2007 - 7:30 pm

    Kingland Road, Poole, BH15 1UG

  9. De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill — 20th Apr 2007 - 7:30 pm

    TN40 1DP

  10. Wolverhampton Grand Theatre — 23rd Apr 2007 - 7:30 pm

    Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1DE

  11. Buxton Opera House — 26th Apr 2007 - 7:30 pm

    Water Street, SK17 6XN

  12. Buxton Opera House — 28th Apr 2007 - 7:30 pm

    Water Street, SK17 6XN

  13. Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield — 2nd May 2007 - 7:30 pm

    55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 1DA

  14. Kendal Leisure Centre — 4th May 2007 - 7:30 pm

  15. Cambridge Arts Theatre — 8th May 2007 - 7:30 pm

    6 St Edward's Passage, Cambridge, CB2 3PJ

  16. Cambridge Arts Theatre — 11th May 2007 - 7:30 pm

    6 St Edward's Passage, Cambridge, CB2 3PJ

  17. Warwick Arts Centre — 15th May 2007 - 7:30 pm

    University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL

  18. Warwick Arts Centre — 18th May 2007 - 7:30 pm

    University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL

  19. Gala Theatre, Durham — 21st May 2007 - 7:30 pm

    1 Millennium Place, Town Centre, Durham, DH1 1WA

  20. Perth Festival, Perth Concert Hall — 24th May 2007 - 7:30 pm

    Mill Street, Perth, PH1 5HZ

  21. Perth Festival, Perth Concert Hall — 26th May 2007 - 7:30 pm

    Mill Street, Perth, PH1 5HZ

Gavin Quinn

Gavin Quinn

Director

Born Dublin
Opera Four Note Opera (OTC), Hamelin (OTC), The (Little) Magic Flute (OTC

Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper

Conductor

Conductor
Born London
Training Chethams School of Music, New College, Oxford
Awards The Times Best Newcomer in Classical Music 2001, Sunday Times CDs of 2001 Critics Choice 1st place
Harpsichordist Bach Well-Tempered Clavier (Wigmore Hall), Bach Goldberg Variations (various international venues)
Pianist Mozart Piano Concertos and Complete Piano Sonatas
Conductor Albert Herring, Acis & Galatea (Kent Opera), Tamerlano (RNCM), Portland Baroque Orchestra (USA), Ensemble Arion (Canada)
Recordings Bach Well-Tempered Clavier (ASV), Mozart Violin Sonatas (Channel Records), Mozart and Beethoven Variations on fortepiano (for future release)
Future Castor et Pollux (Kent Opera), Innsbruck Festival 2006

Mauricio Elorriaga

Mauricio Elorriaga

Designer

Crew

Sion Goronwy

Sion Goronwy

Osmin

Sion trained at GSMD and the Benjamin Britten International Opera School. Operatic roles include Sarastro/Die Zauberflöte, Tiresias/Oedipus Rex, Simone/Gianni Schicchi, Claudio/Agrippina, Superintendent Budd/Albert Herring, Snug/Lion/Quince/A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bonze/Madama Butterfly, Frank/Die Fledermaus, Gremin/Zaretsky/Eugene Onegin, Sparafucile/Rigoletto, Truffaldine/Lakai/Ariadne auf Naxos, Kaspar/Eremit/Der Freischutz. He has performed with the Norwegian Royal Opera, Opera Valladolid Spain, Clonter Opera, Mid Wales Opera and Glyndebourne on Tour. Concert work includes Haydn The Creation, Scarlatti St. Cecelia Mass; Mozart Requiem, Coronation Mass and Vesperae Solennes de Confessore. He has also performed Osmin/ Die Entführung aus dem Serail with the ETO. Future plans include Pistola in Falstaff for Glyndebourne on Tour Autumn 2009.

Hal Cazalet

Hal Cazalet

Born
Training GSMD, Juilliard Opera Center
Awards Shoshana Foundation Award
Opera Macheath The Threepenny Opera (Danny Kaye Playhouse, Opera Group, OTC), title role Albert Herring (GTO), Prince The Love of Three Oranges (Julliard), (title role?) Heracles (Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall), Gerard Les Enfants Terribles (premiere world tour), Mr Angel The Impressario (Kennedy Center, Washington), (role?) The Music Programme (Polish National Opera, Lindbury Studio at ROH)
Concert Tristan Keuris L’Infinito (New York premiere), Concert of P. G. Wodehouse Songs (Wigmore Hall, Library of Congress, Washington)
Recordings The Land Where The Good Songs Go (Harbinger), WNYC broadcast of Grainger, Glass Les Enfants Terribles (Nonesuch)
Other Credits as a composer/lyricist include musicals First Night (Aspen Music Festival), Street People (Edinburgh Fringe)

Lorina Gore

Lorina Gore

Born
Australia

Training
National Opera Studio; Australian National University

Awards
Covent Garden National Opera Studio Scholarship, Robert & Betty Salzer
Prize (Opera Foundation Australia); Australian National Aria winner

Opera
Blonde The Seraglio (ETO); Norina Don Pasquale (New Zealand Opera);
Lucia Lucia di Lammermoor (Ilford Arts); Giulia La Scala di
Seta (Independent Opera); Fiakermilli Arabella (Garsington Opera); Susan
A Dinner Engagement, Alison The Wandering Scholar (both Opera East)

Concert
New Year’s Eve, Barbican (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra); Wallace Gala
(Australia House, Richard Bonynge); Mozart Don Giovanni (London Mozart
Players); Viennese Gala (Royal Festival Hall)

Recordings
Australian recital broadcasts (ABC Classic FM, 3MBS FM)

Other
Full time principal artist, Opera Australia (2008)

Elizabeth Donovan

Elizabeth Donovan

Konstanza

Richard Jackson

Richard Jackson

Pasah Selim,Blut

Joshua Ellicott

Joshua Ellicott

Pedrillio

“top-notch Mozart”

Observer

“just the primary-colour romp of an evening Mozart had in mind”

Observer

“Mozartian bite and bounce … outstanding” *****

Independent

“busting out all over with youthful exuberance”

Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph

“a memorably entertaining experience”

The Stage

“modern comic touches added reams to this delightful production, which was sung in English and performed to the excellent high standard that audiences have come to expect from this top-class company”

Daily Echo

“Once again the ETO has distinguished itself with a production which attains the highest standards with relatively modest means”

Gloucestershire Echo

Showing At

  1. Hackney Empire
    16th Mar 2007 - 7:30 pm
  2. The Hawth, Crawley
    19th Mar 2007 - 7:30 pm
  3. Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells
    23rd Mar 2007 - 7:30 pm
  4. Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
    28th Mar 2007 - 7:30 pm
  5. Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
    30th Mar 2007 - 7:30 pm
  6. Hall for Cornwall, Truro
    2nd Apr 2007 - 7:30 pm
  7. Snape Maltings Concert Hall
    13th Apr 2007 - 7:30 pm
  8. Lighthouse, Poole
    16th Apr 2007 - 7:30 pm
  9. De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
    20th Apr 2007 - 7:30 pm
  10. Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
    23rd Apr 2007 - 7:30 pm
  11. Buxton Opera House
    26th Apr 2007 - 7:30 pm
  12. Buxton Opera House
    28th Apr 2007 - 7:30 pm
  13. Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
    2nd May 2007 - 7:30 pm
  14. Kendal Leisure Centre
    4th May 2007 - 7:30 pm
  15. Cambridge Arts Theatre
    8th May 2007 - 7:30 pm
  16. Cambridge Arts Theatre
    11th May 2007 - 7:30 pm
  17. Warwick Arts Centre
    15th May 2007 - 7:30 pm
  18. Warwick Arts Centre
    18th May 2007 - 7:30 pm
  19. Gala Theatre, Durham
    21st May 2007 - 7:30 pm
  20. Perth Festival, Perth Concert Hall
    24th May 2007 - 7:30 pm
  21. Perth Festival, Perth Concert Hall
    26th May 2007 - 7:30 pm

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